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cbs this morning. captioning funded by cbs bs it's wednesday, april 5th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." a suspected chemical attack in syria kills dozens of men, women, and children. this morning a report of a new round of air strikes. president trump's wire tapping claim takes a turn. a former national security adviser is under fire in a surveillance controversy. and ivanka trump is speaking out and slamming her critics about being called complicit in her father's administration. >> is wanting to be a force for
good and to make a positive impact, then i'm complicit. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning some lawmakers are calling on possible's national security adviser susan rice says she did nothing wrong when she asked for the identities of trump associates caught in surveillance intercepts. hena daniels is here in new york. hena, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. president trump will hold a jointd new jooirngts joint news conference can jordan's king abdullah. joint news conference with jordan's king abdullah. meanwhile they were on the floor for several hours. democratic senator jeff merkley staged a marathon protest on the senate floor overnight calling on republicans to delay the vote
on supreme court nominee neil gorsuch this week, this into ongoing investigations into ties between president trump's campaign and russia. >> unacceptable that we're considering this nomination at this moment when there is a cloud over the presidency. >> part of those investigations involved the president's still unsubstantiated claims that president obama wiretapped trump tower. on tuesday the president pointed the finger at the former president's national security adviser susan rice, retweeting the link to a story, suggesting she may have unmasked the names of trump associates picked up during surveillance of foreign targets. >> the effort to ask for the identity of an american citizen is necessary to understand the importance of an intelligence report in some instances. >> white house press secretary sean spicer requested whether it was necessary.
>> it depends on why they were asking and what they were trying to accomplish. >> reports have emerged that russian spies tried to recruit former campaign adviser carter page as an intelligence source three years before the campaign. >> i wouldn't be surprised after all of this is saud and done that some people end up in jail. >> white house insists the president has no relationship with page and did not collude with russia during the campaign. >> meanwhile vice president mike pence was back on capitol hill last night trying the hash out a new deal with conservative republicans to repeal and replace obamacare. multiple house republicans emerged from the closed door meeting saying they made progress but that no deal has been reached. anne-marie. >> hena daniels here in new york. thank you so much, hena. president trump's new assistant is one of his closest advisers. the president's daughter ivanka trump said she hopes to make an
impact since her first interview after taking the white house job. she talked to co-host gayle king about her new role. >> you say you're your father's daughter and we all get that and you have a couple of critics who say why isn't ivanka speaking out. where is she on planned parenthood and gay rights and climate change. it's like you're being held personally accountable for not speaking up. what do you say to your critics? >> i would say not to conflate lack of public demounsment with silence. i think there are multiple ways to have your voice heard. in some ways it's going out pubically or on the news or or denouncing every issue in which you disagree with. other times it is quietly and directly and candidly.
so where i disagree with my father he knows it and i express myself with total candor. where i agree, i fully lean in and support the agenda and hope that i can be an asset to him and make a positive impact. but i respect the fact that he always listens. it's how he was in business. it's how he is as president. >> well, ahead on "cbs this morning,"er ma emore of gayle k interview with ivanka trump. overseas now, north korea test fired another ballistic missile this morning. the u.s. pacific command said the medium range missile was launched from north korea's east coast but south korea said it knew about 40 miles which is well under its estimated range. north korea has testfired at least six missiles this year even though it's been banned from doing so. and the russian ministry said a chemical weapons attack in syria is the result of a syrian government attack on a weapons depot. it killed at least 72 people including 20 children. and that's according to a british human rights group.
more air strikes were reported in the area today. victims were left gasping for breath. others appeared to be foaming at the mouth. volunteers used hoses to try to wash chemicals off victims' bodies. the u.n. security counsel is holding an emergency meeting today. margaret brennan has that part of the story. >> reporter: the gravity of the images led president trump to issue a statement condemning the chemical attack as reprehensible and heinous. he then shifted to politics, blaming president obama's, quote, weakness and irresolution for not following through on the air strikes in 2012. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: when a defiant assad carried out the large chemical attack in 2013, mr. trm p warned on twitter against any
action. president obama, toentdon't att syria. save your powder for another and more important day. now that mr. trump is president, he has reversed his position as spokesman sean spicer has indicated in an off-camera briefing. >> i think the president wants to point out that there was a red line and they did cross it. we did talk about -- we did have alternatives to regime change and they weren't taken. >> reporter: a number of u.s. national security officials told cbs news that they also fault mr. obama for not stopping the syrian slaughter, but they were shocked at the campaign-like manner of the sitting commander in chief. the white house could have issued a sober serious statement. instead they needlessly chose to play politics, one u.s. official said. it's hard to imagine anyone could see images of victims foaming at the mouth and think that statement was appropriate.
>> we've seen this movie before. >> reporter: republican senator john mccain also urged action. >> it's another disgraceful chapter in american history and it was predictable. >> reporter: secretary of state tillerson initially declined to comment on the attacks but then issued this statement which was devoid of domestic politics which said that both russia and iran bear, quote, great moral responsibility for these deaths. margaret brennan, cbs news, the white house. a powerful earthquake struck northeastern iran today. the magnitude 6. quake was centered in a remote mountainous area, which was home to about 5,000 people. rescue workers say at least person was killed and five injured. a quake of that magnitude can cause severe damage. phone service to that area has been knocked out. today severe storms are likely from the midwest to the southeast. it could trigger tornados like
the ones that touch town last night in the southwest corner of missouri. an elementary school, fire station, airport, and some homes were damaged. no reports of injuries though. the storm produced damaging hail and strong winds that pelted northeast oklahoma late yesterday. coming up on the "morning news" now, court victory. a decision by a federal appeals court protects lgbt employees from workplace discrimination. and a pepsi commercial featuring kendall jenner fizzles with its protest theme. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the "cbs morning news."
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the "indystar" reports on the repeal of gay rights. a federal appeals court ruled for the first time that the civil rights act protects lgbt people from workplace violence. they ruled the opposite way last month so the indication is probably headed to the supreme court. "the new york times" says the repeal of north carolina's bathroom law prompted a protest. the group says it's ending the six-month ban reluctantly. the announcement said sports events could still be canceled to protect participants from discrimination. "the miami herald" reports that about 10% of the babies or fetuses from mothers with zika had brain disorders last year and the risk of birth defects was around 15%. they studied the effects of the mothers during the first trimester of their pregnancies. "arizona central" reports on the closing of the infamous jail
known as tent city. it was opened by former sheriff joe arpaio. he lost his re-election bid last november. his successor called tent city costly and ineffective. and "variety" says the new pepsi commercial is being slammed by social media. ♪ >> it shows kendall jenner abandoning a photo shoot to join protesters and off an officer a soda. well, critics calls the commercial tone deaf and a rip-off. pepsi said in a statement this is a global ad that reflects people from different walks of life coming together in a spirit of harmon where, and we think that's an important message to convey. still ahead tony romo joins a new team. the dallas quarterback is retiring and heading to a new career at cbs.
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trading was light as investors look ahead to tomorrow's meeting between president trump and chinese president xi jinping. the dow rose 39 points yesterday. the s&p gained a point and the nasdaq finished nearly 4 points higher. the internal revenue is resuming the use of private debt collectors. they stopped using private debt collectors in 2009, but congress passed along in 2015 requiring that irs restart the program. the irs said it will notify taxpayers that their accounts are being turned over to a debt collect. this comes amid a wave of telephone scams where fake government agencies try to contact people oust their money. investor warren buffett is so popular in china they're putting his likeness on coke cans there. he is coke's biggest shareholder, buffett gave coke permission to use his image for a limited time. and amazon will stream thursday night nfl games this
season. the ten-game one-year deal cost amazon $50 million, but the games will only be available to amazon prime users. they had a similar deal with twitter last season. anne-marie. >> watch a little football, to shopping all in the same place. >> one-stop shop. i leak it. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, jill. and dallas quarterback tony romo is changing team. the longtime dallas quarterback retired yesterday and announced he'll join cbs as its top football analyst. tony romo is leading passer and of touchdowns. welcome to the family. still ahead, keeper of the keys. we'll meet the man who has the entry to some of the world's most valuable art. entry to some of the wld's most valuable art. and checking your score won't hurt your credit. oh! i'm so proud of you. well thank you. free at at discover.com/creditscorecard, even if you're not a customer.
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now, what to you give a man who wants nothing? prince charles said that was his dilemma before he met pope francis. he and his wife camilla met with the pope yesterday. he settled on a gift basket filled with tea and chocolate. not a bad idea. the man who opens the doors in the vatican museums doesn't need to remember any lock combinations, but he does have the juggle 2,800 keys. seth doane finds out how he does it. >> reporter: it's one of the busiest tourist sites on earth but at 5:00 a.m. gianni crea has the job much to himself. his job here is as ancient as these tools. he's a clavi fw ero or r ro or
man. he and his team are responsible for opening 300 doors at the vatican museums every morning. there are nearly 2,800 keys in his charge. he's the first in the famed gallery of maps. now it's only for you. yes, it's emotional to be in the museum all alone, he said. i'm privileged in this job. the doors he opens reveal masterpieces. pinturicchio and raphael. >> van gogh. >> this is van gogh. your job would be the envy of many art historians. i have thechance to appreciate some of the most important pieces of art in the world, he said. sometimes the doors themselves impress. this is the oldest key, crea explains. it's from the 1700s, key number 401. the most important key, though, does not have a number and it's kept inside a sealed envelope. as the lights came on inside the
sistine chapel, we saw how for him this is far more than a job. it's extraordinary. it's incredible, he marveled. i cannot say anything because this artwork speaks for itself. as the sun rose, he let us peek at bramante's spiral staircase. the doors were opened and the museum ready. does this ever get mundane? nope, absolutely not, he insisted. every day i discover something new here, a work of art, painting, something. the vatican museum sees more than 6 million viewers a year, but nobody gets to see it quite as gianni crea does. seth doane, cbs news, vatican city. >> quite a job. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," first daughter ivanka trump talks with gayle king in her first interview since being named assistant to the president. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." i'm anne-marie green.
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our top stories morning. susan rice, president obama's national security adviser, says that she did nothing wrong when she asked for the identities of trump campaign associates who were caught up in electronic surveillance. rice also says she did not leak the information. some lawmakers are calling for rice to testify in the investigation of the alleged russian meddling in the u.s. election. and a british aide group says at least 72 people, including 20 children, were killed in an apparent weapons attack in the rebel held town of northern syria. chemicals were released when a warplane hit a weapons arms tee
powe. now a dozen major advertisers including mercedes-benz and ail state have pulled out of the top program, "o'reilly factor." it has pulled in more than 3 million in the last year alone. there are several claims of sexual harassment. >> reporter: the advertising exodus from the o'reilly factor resulted from this "new york times" investigation. it found that five women who had accused host bill o'reilly of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior in the last several years had received cash settlements totaling $13 million, the money coming from o'reilly and fox. mercedes-benz withdrew its ads because of the importance of women in every aspect of our business. hyundai called the report disturbing while allstate said we are concerned about the issues surrounding the program. >> if they called you and asked you what should they do, what
would you tell them? >> i'd tell them to bite the bullet and fire the guy because he. 's a crisis communication consultant. >> in a statement o'reilly said -- he said no one ever complained to him at fox's human resources department and put to rest any controversies to spare my children. the accusations of boarish behavior are similar to that of robert ales who left the company with a multi-million-dollar severance while denying any wrongdoing. in a statement, we value our partners and are working with
them to address their current concerns about the o'reilly factor. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we talk with chicago mayor rahm emanuel about his new proposal to help high school students prepare for their future. plus we'll take you to iceland where lawmakers are taking historic steps to close the gender gape and we're joined in the studio by rashida jones. that's the "cbs morning news" per this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
kenny choi. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. it is 4:30. does it seem like there were a lot of vehicles out there? >> for this time? more vehicles on the road earlier in the morning. >> maybe because it's still spring break for some. i'm all confused. it's all staggered. >> my friend a teacher is next week, a friend's kids the week after. >> i like it closer to easter. my son was here a month ago on spring break so then i don't get to celebrate easter or observe easter with him so i like it -- yeah. okay. [ laughter ] good morning. as "kenny choi to the world" was saying, let's get this party started! we have partly cloudy conditions. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. san francisco dropped off a degree there. all right. we have increasing cloud cover today. we'll still have sunshine and clouds mixed and the temperatures extremely mild all due to the fact that we